Harrison Ray Martin

27 July 1917–7 November 1995 (Age 78)
Delmer, South-West Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Harrison Ray

Harrison Ray Martin was born on 27 July 1917, in Delmer, South-West Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. He died on 7 November 1995, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Essex, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

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World Events (3)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 17

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 26

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1982

Age 65

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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